Jan 31, 2014

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting ...

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine." ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

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Jan 30, 2014

Successful Macro Photography

Choose an appropriate aperture setting to control and achieve sufficient Depth of Field. Large f-stop number (small aperture) provides maximum depth of field while small f-stop number (large aperture) minimizes depth of field. The photographic goal is to obtain a razor sharp bug picture while leaving the background in blur. An out of focus background solely stirs all attention to the bug and is much desired for successful insect Macro Photography. Adjust your ISO setting accordingly to compensate for slower shutter speeds when shooting with small apertures.

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Jan 29, 2014

Life is an opportunity ....

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” ~ Mother Teresa



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Jan 28, 2014

Moon Quote

“The Moon, which has no atmosphere and no magnetic field, is basically a freak of nature” ~ Isaac Asimov

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Jan 27, 2014

Monday Flower Photo Tip

Set your alarm early as wind is less problematic in the early hours of the day; better light will also be present. Don't be discouraged by wind later in the day and keep shooting for interesting abstract compositions where some blossoms may be in blurred motion while others may be in focus.

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Jan 24, 2014

Landscape Photography Tip

Include interesting and dramatic cloud formations into your composition while heading out during or shortly after a storm when the magical light of the golden hours paints clouds orange and red.

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Jan 22, 2014

Macro photography made easy

Turn off auto-focus and explore manual focus instead. Use the magnifying camera feature to precisely pin the focus point for maximum sharpness where you want it.

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Jan 21, 2014

Art has the power to transform ...

Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate. ~ Harvey Fierstein

Jan 20, 2014

Monday Floral Photography Tip

Flower Photography Tip: Blur flowers in the foreground and background to frame the main subject and create a 3-dimensional feel within the 2-dimensional Photography media.

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Photo of the Week - Enchanted Princess

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Every week I choose one of my favorite photographs from my Fine Art landscape, seascape, cityscape, flower, abstract and macro photography collection and offer it throughout that week at a discounted rate. This week's photo artwork of the week on sale is "Enchanted Princess", displaying the beauty and intimacy of a yellow rose.

Starting today and the week of 20 January 2014 this floral Fine Art Photography picture from my Rose Flower gallery selection, available as art photo print, acrylic and metal prints or on canvas, is on sale.

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Jan 13, 2014

Monday Flower Photography Tip

Flower Photography Tip: Shoot with large apertures (small f-stop numbers like f/2.8, f/5.6, or f/8) and a long lens (70-200mm) for a shallow Depth of Field and to simplify composition.

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Jan 12, 2014

Photo of the Week: Boston Skyline Panoramic

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Every week I choose one of my favorite photographs from my Fine Art landscape, seascape, cityscape, flower, abstract and macro photography collection and offer it throughout that week at a discounted rate. This week's photo artwork of the week on sale is "Boston Panoramic", showing the Boston harbor, downtown with financial district at sunset on a beautiful night in November 2013.

Starting today and the week of 13 January 2014 this skyline fine art photography picture from my Cityscape Photography Art Gallery selection, available as art photo print, acrylic and metal prints or on canvas, is on sale.

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Jan 11, 2014

Photo Quote

"The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can’t be photographed. You just have to keep doing it." ~ Eliot Porter

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Jan 10, 2014

Happy Friday!

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” - David Alan Harvey

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Jan 9, 2014

Life is like Photography

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” - Unknown

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Jan 8, 2014

Quote of the Day

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Jan 7, 2014

Macro Photo Tip

Macro Photography Tip: Choose a low ISO settings like ISO25, 50, or 100 to capture maximum detail and minimize noise.

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Jan 6, 2014

Flower Photography Tip Monday

Flower Photography Tip: Frame the main floral blossom with out-of-focus surrounding blossoms and flowers, thereby conveying a 3-dimensional feeling and pleasing composition.


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Jan 4, 2014

Photo of the Week - Boston Sunset Panorama

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Every week I choose one of my favorite photographs from my Fine Art landscape, seascape, cityscape, flower, abstract and macro photography collection and offer it throughout that week at a discounted rate of up to $120. This week's photo artwork of the week on sale is "Boston Skyline Sunset Panorama", showing the Boston harbor, downtown with financial district at sunset on a beautiful night in November 2013.

Starting today and the week of 06 January 2014 this skyline fine art photography picture from my Cityscape Photography Art Gallery selection, available as art photo print, acrylic and metal prints or on canvas, is on sale.

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Jan 3, 2014

Best 2013 Photography

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2013 was a fantastic and creative year for me and my photography art. In this post I compiled a few of my personal favorites from 2013, reflecting and showcasing the creme de la creme of my most memorable moments.

Throughout the year there was lots of Boston Skyline photography. I found many new perspectives and re-visited old locations that made for pristine subjects and inspiring images. I also explored panoramic skyline photography and you can expect to see more in 2014. A prime travel photography destination in 2013 was Quebec City. The city is incredibly fun and beautiful subjects at every step you walk and turn - how I want to go back this year!

Most of spring I took home field advantage and made it a priority to photograph flowers in gardens and park. There were some really nice finds in my neighborhood and I am particularly pleased with my tulip flower fine art photography "Yellow Tulips". I enjoyed photographing close to home the most. One does not always need to travel far to capture Mother Nature at her best, walking around with an open mind and eye may move us forward more than traveling thousands of miles to that desired location we always dream off. As every year at least once I visit Acadia National Park; same this year, only a different season. This spring trip turned out to be a total wash out and it mostly stands out for this as battling the rain and cold was very challenging. Nonetheless I captured the essence of the National Park and its beautiful rugged seacoast in different light and conditions. 

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This summer I continued my quest for exceptional insect macro photography and went multiple times to local sanctuary in Worcester, MA. Butterflies, dragonflies, flies, moths, and grasshoppers were on the photographic menu. Equipped with the latest photo gear, I was able to get in very close range of insects in their natural habitat. Patience and persistence were more important skills than fancy gear. The standout macro photo for me was when I discovered a fly drinking water from a bubble attached to its head. The reflecting sun in the bubble was the icing on the cake. This outdoor experience and being able to capture it on digital film was so rewarding and is something I will treasure forever! Another summer destination I admire deeply is Cape Cod and its National Seashore. One location I always check out when I visit the Cape is Bell’s Neck. I am trying for quite some time to get away with a beautiful picture but never had really succeeded. It all changed this year on a quick pit stop where a storm drama in the sky unfolded at sunset. Talking about being at the right place at the right time - I finally got my image of Bell’s Neck!

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Autumn was incredible rewarding. I traveled extensively in New England from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the Green Mountains in Vermont, to Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. There was plenty of fall foliage, rushing brooks and waterfall photography which nicely added to my online galleries. The most memorable one was probably a trip along Route 100 in Vermont – beautiful light, subjects and people to chat it up with on the road.

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Winter made for one heck of a month in December when I finally got close to Snowy Owls on Plum Island - what magnificent and beautiful birds to photograph!

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What’s in stock for 2014? Hopefully another World Series for Boston and the Red Sox; for me personally more photo tours, workshops and travel to New England waterfalls, Green Mountains in Vermont, the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Northern Maine where I will be on the lookout for black bear and moose – would be nice to finally add them to my wildlife photography gallery. Visiting Acadia National Park is scheduled for winter, summer and fall, hopefully another trip to Florida earlier this year. The big trip will be Europe this year – Germany, Austria, Netherlands and either France and Italy. 

Most important though for 2014 is that I hopefully continue to inspire with my photography images, travel anecdotes and photo tips - hope you stay tuned and join me on my journey.

Wishing everybody a healthy, prosperous, and happy New Year!

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